Democratic Congress

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Democratic Congress
Leader Pakalitha Mosisili
Founder Pakalitha Mosisili
Founded 2011
Split from Lesotho Congress for Democracy
Colors Red, Green, Black
Slogan 'Nete Ke Thebe, Sechaba ke Poho!
National Assembly
30 / 120
Website
www.dc.org.ls

The Democratic Congress is a political party in Lesotho that split from the Lesotho Congress for Democracy. It is led by Pakalitha Mosisili, who was Prime Minister of Lesotho from 2015 - 2017.

History[edit]

Before the 2012 election, the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy split, with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili leaving the party.[1] He then founded the Democratic Congress, initially incorporating the name of LCD founder Ntsu Mokhehle in the name of the party. The LCD Secretary-General Mothetjoa Metsing then moved to lead the LCD.[2]

Electoral performance[edit]

In its first election the party won a plurality of seats,[3] but failed to get a majority after the allotment of proportional seats. They attempted to form a coalition government but failed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-05-29. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Lesotho: Jumping Before He's Pushed". allAfrica.com. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  3. ^ "IEC Live Results 2012". Iec.org.ls. Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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